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ANLA on fracking licenses

ANLA on fracking licenses

Unconventional projects are the main alternative of Colombia to solve the problem of energy self-sufficiency in the short (and maybe even longer) term. This option has generated many discussions and controversies, but the National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) recently made a historic decision on this issue.

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Auto electricity generation

According to economist Marc Hofstetter, Gustavo Petro’s initiative of installing solar panels in households could lower energy prices, but would it be viable in Colombia?

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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“We need Ecopetrol’s commitment to improve the quality of its fuels”: Gutierrez

Medellín’s Mayor, Federico Gutiérrez, and the Inspector General, Fernando Carrillo,complained about the NOC’s alleged lack of response to the repeated requests for improvingthe quality of its fuels. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
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Sustainable industry?

According to experts, complying with international environmental standards represents the greatest challenge for Colombia to continue with its energy sustainability, but achieving this goal is a challenge itself.

Monday, February 5th, 2018
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ANLA is committed to the industry

The National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) trained more than 300 employees in the management of contingencies in industry projects.

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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Corponor talks about environmental emergencies

According to a report from the Northeastern Regional Border Autonomous Corporation (Corponor), environmental emergencies tend to increase during December and January.The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

 

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Carbon tax

The government has taken several measures in fiscal terms with the aim of recovering deteriorating public finances and combating climate change. Expectations of the authorities are high, especially with taxes for fossil fuels, but there are emerging concerns about the real destination of these new taxes.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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MinMinas says that Colombia should bet on VNG to reduce pollution

The Minister of Mines and Energy (MinMinas) participated in Semana’s ‘Clean Energies Week,’ where he spoke about the environmental benefits of converting public transportation into Vehicular Natural Gas (VNG). The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

Thursday, December 14th, 2017
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Communities hostile to LLA-38

During the seventh public hearing hosted by the National Authority of Environmental Licenses (ANLA) this year, communities of 30 villages of Saravena and Arauquita (Arauca), together with representatives of Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC), spoke about the Berilo Llanos 38 project. The development of these and more stories in our periodic Eco summary.

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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The Macarena needs investment

La Macarena is a rich region in natural resources, but this area has suffered from armed conflict. The situation in this region is changing thanks to the peace agreement with the FARC, but the discussion between oil and water is still latent.

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
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